Shahid Kapoor’s first release in almost three years has been put on hold after the most recent outbreak of the Covid pandemic. Shahid’s Jersey was all set to release on December 31 right after Kabir Khan’s ’83. Both films are set in the cricket world.
Shahid was adamant that the film open only in movie theatres. But now with the sudden deterioration in the pandemic situation Jersey is likely to release on the OTT platform. We have it from sources close the Jersey producers in Hyderabad that there are negotiations going on as you read this, with both the major OTT platforms Netflix and Amazon for a digital release of the film.
Shahid incidentally remains opposed to the idea of Jersey being relocated from the big screen to the digital domain and has apparently offered to forego a part of his pending remuneration to compensate for the losses.
However the producers are not prone to be mindful of their leading man’s sentiments at a time of crisis such as this.And we will be soon hearing an announcement of Jersey being premiered on an OTT platform.
Shahid Kapoor has apparently undergone intense and rigorous training to get into the skin of his cricketer in Jersey. Training day in and day-out for the film, Shahid Kapoor gave it his everything to perfect the role. Not only did he want to perfect every single shot, but he also cut his lip while shooting for the film. And 25 stitches later, Shahid was back on the field, batting strong for Jersey.
All in vain , its seems. At least as far as his wish to see his hard work on the big screen is concerned.